Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has reportedly offered himself to Spanish club Barcelona according to reports in Spain.
With Morata struggling to live up to expectation in a Chelsea shirt, he is reportedly now ready to end his time at Stamford Bridge.
According to Spanish media outfit Marca, Morata has offered himself as a long-term replacement for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez.
Despite being in his second season at Stamford Bridge, Morata has struggled to impress for Chelsea and was left out of the match day squad for Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri preferring Eden Hazard up front.
Morata has frustrated fans with his performances and also failed to make Spain’s World Cup squad after struggling under Antonio Conte last season despite a bright start to his Chelsea career.
Marca claims Morata isn’t happy at Chelsea and wants to leave Stamford Bridge for Barcelona. It would be a surprise move following his poor performances in a Chelsea shirt.
Barcelona’s most immediate needs are a centre-back and a midfielder but they are also looking for a long-term replacement for 31-year-old Luis Suarez, with Morata reportedly believing he fits the bill.
According to Catalan radio station RAC1, negotiations between Morata’s camp and Barcelona are at an initial stage and the striker believes he can resurrect his career at Barcelona.